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Report: Paul Millsap returning to Denver on one year, $10 million contract

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ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 26: Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets passes the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs on September 26, 2020 at The AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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At age 35 and coming off a playoffs where he did not help his cause, Paul Millsap found there were a lot of teams interested in him, but not a price he was comfortable with.

So he has chosen to return to Denver on a one-year contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Millsap was key for Denver during the regular season, scoring 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds a game, plus playing strong defense and doing a lot of the dirty work that frees up Nikola Jokic to do his thing. Millsap’s age showed more in the playoffs and his role decreased, but he still has real value to the Nuggets and they can afford this price.

Now Millsap will split time at the for and provide depth with JaMychal Green for a team that should be one of the best in the West next season.